EU takes a step further to kill Privacy on the Internet

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Arun Kumar is obsessed with technology, especially the Internet. He deals with the multimedia content needs of training and corporate houses. He also offers online training for Business English. Follow him on Twitter @PowercutIN


  1. Dan

    The uber-vigilance against overly-defined, ubiquitously termed “terrah” these days seems to make the internet the sole tool available to deep plotters who are two-dimensional and but for encryption could be instantly stunned by any global security force.

    In no small way, the USA for example has been intrigued by prying into matters of the internet; while doing so, it has missed the Boston Marathon bad guys, the North Albany Oregon “bomber boy” and his two houses’ worth of high explosives (which then were close enough to have harmed even my wife/me due to where we then lived), and so many other obvious miscreants having not much to do with the internet. Yet there are few if any detective officers these days, even as ISPs move toward making every home account carry a free hotspot, and mobile phones emerge with automatically changing MAC numbers (de facto frustrating tracking)…but no, just focus on the internet and what everyday people themselves have valid reasons for using (anti-theft, legally required customer data defense, e.g.) and blame the People’s use of internet for being the sole enabler of mayhem.

    As Alastair Sim’s character says early in “A Christmas Carol”, I’ll retire to bedlam.

    I hardly support crime or terrorism. I do not necessarily blame any government’s law or military agents for trying to do the best they can…in fact, I recently said the Indian government likely acted in the public’s true interest when briefly suspending access to certain sites goofballs were using to spew hate to that nation.

    In essence, it would be more helpful if politicians everywhere gave military and police personnel what those personnel need to be effective based on their own training and experiences (subject to Court approvals), rather than legislate to same they shall keep personnel to a minimum and have ultra-power to act against anyone on a hunch, while further being charged with the impossible task of being everywhere at once and knowing all things each person on the face of the globe is doing…and people are made to feel awkward advancing proactive security debate.

    Hope this contributes in a positive way; thanks for a good article. Cheers to all!

  2. Deepeejay

    If encryption is outlawed and removed the net will collapse. Internet banking will not work nor will many processes currently requiring encryption. It will be leave all of our personal private matters on the net as good as an open book for the whole world to read – madness. Identity theft will be rampant. Our politicians haven’t thought it through. They are ill-informed, ignorant and dangerous. Would you give a child a screwdriver and ask it to mend your personal computer?

    For more persuasive arguments please use this link…..

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